Tornado touches down north of Boston

Some of the damage from severe weather in Revere, Mass., July 28, 2014.
Some of the damage from severe weather in Revere, Mass., July 28, 2014.

REVERE, Mass. (AP/WTNH) — A fire official in Massachusetts says there are reports of partial building and roof collapses after a tornado touched down Monday.

The National Weather Service says:

“A tornado has been confirmed to have occurred in Revere, Massachusetts, this morning. The damage assessment is still ongoing to determine additional details such as the maximum tornado intensity along with the length and width of the damage path.”

Revere Deputy Fire Chief Mike Viviano says the department has received dozens of calls reporting partial building and roof collapses, and downed trees and power lines. Viviano says there were no immediate reports of serious injuries.

A powerful storm moved through the Boston area shortly after 9 a.m., prompting the weather service to issue a tornado warning for portions north of the city.

Meteorologist Kim Buttrick from the weather service says the warning was issued when rotation was seen within the storm.

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